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 Devon Walks

Coastal Footpath Marker


For my money, Devon is one of the most interesting counties for walking, combining one of the most picturesque, spectacular coastal area in Britain with rolling countryside and dramatic moorland. It is dotted with lovely villages many with great pubs. Dartmoor is wild and unspoilt with much evidence of ancient settlements.

The weather is generally kind.

Devon's southern extremity is the South Hams area which many people have never heard of and Salcombe, my favourite base there is the only coastal town in the country I am content to return to frequently.

The north coast is also attractive and particularly stands out for its geology with dramatic strata. The Hartland area is very quiet and unspoilt by the impact of mass tourism.

The coastal walks utilise parts of the South West Coast Path which runs for 630 miles from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset. This is designated by regular footpath posts bearing an acorn symbol - see picture.

There are a series of Official South West Coast Path Guides.

One problem with coastal walks can be a difficulty in creating attractive circular routes. A certain amount of walking on Devon's lanes is inevitable but I have kept this to a minimum and tried to stick to quiet lanes where there is little traffic. Many of Devon's lanes make for pleasurable strolls anyway and in spring and early summer they contain a plethora of wild flowers.

Dartmoor offers something for everyone, whether you want to walk the wild open moorland or visit historic sites and villages. The walking offers fabulous open views with the Tors – rocky outcrops – providing interesting summits. The walking is generally easy in terms of effort but if the mist comes down and you are off the main paths, taking advantage of the “Open Access”, you should have some confidence in your compass ability, as the open nature of the landscape could lead to difficulties orienting yourself.

Devon Reading List

Scroll down to see Devon walks.

Devon Walks With "Traffic Light" Rating

For an explanation of the "traffic light "rating see My Walks page.

Each symbol = 2½ miles

The start point for all walks can be located on Google Maps. Click here.

Bolberry and Hope Cove
Bolberry Down to Bolt Head
Brent Moor and Avon Dam
Brownsham To Clovelly
Chagford to Fingle Bridge (Dartmoor)
Coleton Coves
East Prawle to Hallsands and Start Point
Hartland Point and Hartland Quay
High Willhays and Yes Tor (Dartmoor)
Hope Cove to Bantham
Little Dartmouth Circuit
Malborough to Bolt Head
Malborough to Soar Mill Cove
Noss Mayo Peninsula
Postbridge to Bellever Tor (Dartmoor)
Ringmore to Kingston
Salcombe to Blanksmill Bridge and Snapes Point
Salcombe to East Prawle
Salcombe to Gara Rock
Salcombe to Sharp Tor
South Zeal to Cosdon Hill (Dartmoor)
Spekes Mill Mouth and Docton Mill
Wembury to Manor Bourne

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All information on this site is given in good faith and no liability is accepted in respect of any damage, loss or injury which might result from acting on it.